Firefighter Career Information

The Santa Clara County Fire Department offers presentations on career firefighting as well as other fire service professions. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please contact the Community Education Office at 408-378-4010 or via email.

For career opportunities with Santa Clara County Fire Department, click on the Current Openings page. 

Career Programs within Santa Clara County

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire)
Apply for Firefighter 1 as a seasonal, temporary classification. Must be 18 years of age at time of appointment. File an application between the first of November through the last business day of January. Applications must be filed at each CAL Fire Unit where you wish to be considered for employment. 
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California Firefighter I Certification

There are a number of accredited colleges/universities and local fire agencies, in partnership with the Office of State Fire Marshal, that delivers approved curriculum for attaining a Firefighter I certification. Please click on the below link for the list.

CA State Fire Training Accredited Program List